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Offline thatollie

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1170 on: July 14, 2014, 06:55:51 PM »
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1171 on: July 16, 2014, 03:05:06 AM »
In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1172 on: July 26, 2014, 03:19:09 PM »
So I accept these awards on behalf of the cake bakers and all of those other women who can do some things quite as important, if not more important, than flying, as well as in the name of women flying today.

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1173 on: August 17, 2014, 06:06:57 PM »
Love this one.

Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1174 on: October 10, 2014, 01:48:48 PM »
 “If youth, throughout all history, had had a champion to stand up for it; to show a doubting world that a child can think; and, possibly, do it practically; you wouldn’t constantly run across folks today who claim that “a child don’t know anything.” A child’s brain starts functioning at birth; and has, amongst its many infant convolutions, thousands of dormant atoms, into which God has put a mystic possibility for noticing an adult’s act, and figuring out its purport.”

The opening lines from the novel 'Gadbsy', by Ernest Vincent Wright  (A book written completely without the letter  e ).
"Do you not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed?",
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1175 on: October 10, 2014, 10:04:18 PM »
"You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks."

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1176 on: October 20, 2014, 08:38:49 PM »
"You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks."

~ Winston Churchill

But you'll have no excuse for not becoming a more powerful and accurate thrower.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1177 on: October 21, 2014, 03:32:07 AM »
I hope no-one's (note the hyphen Gyppo) posted this one already. Here's one of my favourites from one of my favourite authors:

“The calendar of the Theocracy of Muntab counts down, not up. No-one knows why, but it might not be a good idea to hang around and find out.”
― Terry Pratchett, "Wyrd Sisters"

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1178 on: October 21, 2014, 06:23:56 AM »
Dear old Terry.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1179 on: November 03, 2014, 06:22:05 AM »
"For Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.

... as good almost kill a Man as kill a good Book; who kills a Man kills a reasonable creature, God's Image; but he who destroys a good Book, kills reason it self, kills the Image of God, as it were in the eye. Many a man lives a burden to the Earth; but a good Book is the life-blood of a master spirit, imbalm'd and treasur'd up on purpose to a life beyond life."
- John Milton
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1180 on: November 03, 2014, 09:04:07 AM »


Write in such a way as that you can be readily understood by both the young and the old, by men as well as women, even by children.

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1181 on: November 05, 2014, 05:35:27 PM »
There is a quote that made me stop, mostly because its by me and I thought, "I used to be able to make sentences like that."

Here goes...

"I find pinatas offensive because they promote violence towards flamboyant animals."
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1182 on: November 05, 2014, 06:00:22 PM »
I find pinatas offensive because they promote violence towards flamboyant animals."

Show off! ;D

But you'll have no excuse for not becoming a more powerful and accurate thrower.

 ;D ;D

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1183 on: November 06, 2014, 04:50:44 AM »
'Don't have any interest in the world around you, don't have any hope for the future, and be warm.' Ned Vizzini (An author who wrote a young adult fiction dealing with depression and suicide based on his own experience before killing himself a few years later)

Ironic of life, but what of life it not ironic?


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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1184 on: November 06, 2014, 01:20:24 PM »
The quote posted by LabyrinthGirl above is from:

It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
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